All posts tagged inspiring women

Steve Jobs’ legacy includes the Women he inspired…

The Steve Jobs story often leaves out all the others, including dozens of women, involved in Jobs’ first big bet, 1984’s Macintosh. Like everyone else on the original Mac team, these 20-somethings put in gruelling hours to create a machine that could live up to the vision of Apple’s brilliant and volatile leader. And now, they are movers and shakers in their own rights. Read their entrepreneurial mother stories in full here… http://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-legacy-includes-the-women-he-inspired/#ftag=CAD590a51e  

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what to do when the diary is just way too full…

Just sometimes, Life seems to take over your diary, well it does mine at least. And that in turn leads to feeling really quite overwhelmed. That’s because (I guess I’m similar to you) you don’t want to let anyone down. I most certainly don’t. Should I have said no to a few things, probably. But when youré a solo-preneur, a solo-breadwinner and a solo-parent (a double parent actually!), you are often set to accept all that comes your way (within context) because usually something happens and not all comes together, all at once. But in my case, at the moment,…

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Hazel Hawke – what an entrepreneurial mother!

Having just watched the updated version of “Australian Story” following the death of Hazel Hawke, it brought home to me what a wonderful woman she was. I’d always held her in high esteem and tonight’s episode only confirmed that was no fluke. What a legend! I can only hope that Daughter, family and friends speak as highly of me when my time comes. Even in her final days, at her most vulnerable, she continued to share, to use the circumstances as a means of educating, of deepening, of love-in-action. I have since heard her described as Australia’s Eleanor Roosevelt. Maybe…

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when great minds get together, beautiful things happen…

Gotta love when creative minds get together! Today I met up with one classy dame who not only knows her stuff but who is also very open about sharing. Whilst I didn’t know her that well, I suspect we are going to get to know each other a whole lot better! If the seed of an idea we were drawn to today germinates, watch out world, here we come. Why not go for ‘world domination’ I say. OK, maybe not, but get a band of merry folk together and let their creative juices flow, all idea-hell could break loose… excellent….

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The Webjet “Judith Horsnell” Memorial Lunch…

Sunday (yesterday) I had the good fortune to be asked to attend and MC the 3rd Annual “Judith Horsnell Mothers Day” lunch. It all started like this… … Christmas 2010, Webjet Marketing P/L made a generous donation to the Fr Bob Maguire Foundation. Their PA, Judith Horsnell, prior to that time, had suggested to the staff to do away with Kris Kringle, and instead, donate to a local charity; the Father Bob Maguire Foundation was chosen. Tragically, Judith passed away suddenly, early in 2011. A a special bond had been established however and since then, Webjet’s employees talked about the…

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50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2010…

Fortune‘s annual ranking of America’s leading businesswomen… Congratulations to the top 10, and to all who are listed: 1 Indra Nooyi PepsiCo 2 Irene Rosenfeld Kraft Foods 3 Patricia Woertz Archer Daniels Midland 4 Angela Braly WellPoint 5 Andrea Jung Avon Products 6 Oprah Winfrey Harpo and OWN 7 Ellen Kullman DuPont 8 Ginni Rometty IBM 9 Ursula Burns Xerox 10 Carol Bartz Yahoo Interestingly enough though, from the entrepreneurial mother point of view, only 1 (namely Oprah) has built her own megaPower. Not a bad effort though I must say. You would not, of course, refer to any listed…

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eat, pray, love for the women entrepreneur and beyond…

I, for one, really got a lot out of the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I too enjoyed the movie. I also got much from her next book; “Committed”. Maybe Elizabeth Gilbert and I are at similar stages in life where what is resonating with her is also with me, in completely different contexts though. Her’s around a blossoming relationship, mine around a blossoming daughter. Nonetheless there is much crossover… As there is for women entrepreneurs, wonderfully highlighted by Dr Susan L Reid in her article “Eat Pray Love for the Women Entrepreneur“. Well worth a read ladies…

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“Vote for my Blog” in the 2010 Business Mums Network Blog Awards…

…please! Winning an award such as the Business Mums Network Blog Awards will help to bring the wonderful and inspiring stories of all entrepreneurial mothers, especially the primary breadwinners, out of the shadows. Given there are so many of us, and growing, what’s wrong with world domination! All you have to do is click here and vote for this blog in particular. How simple is that! Thank you in advance…

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The End of Men? I certainly hope not, but responsibility has to be taken for where we’re at right now…

Reading through Tony Featherstone’s article “The Planet of Women” this morning in TheAge.com (which is well worth reading I might add), he brought this to my attention… As reported in the July/August 2010 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE… Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial…

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Hazel Hawke’s Vital Role in Bob Hawke’s Success…

I was really pleased to see this article in TheAge this morning. Not only does it give another side to the “love story”, it also shows Hazel to be a prime example of an entrepreneurial mother, even when in a relationship. She did amazing things with the opportunities she had, and that’s all one can DO. Hats off to Hazel… …It did not take long for Hazel to develop a following of her own – which in subsequent elections became a major reason voters supported Hawke. Hazel’s speech to the National Press Gallery in January 1984 established her as an…

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